July 11th, 2007
04:50 PM ET
12 years ago

'Hott 4 Hill' counters 'Obama Girl'

Watch CNN's Jeanne Moos report on the latest online political video making waves.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a new online music video spoofing a spoof - it's 'Obama Girl' vs. 'Hott 4 Hill'.

soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. Stephen

    Obama girl blows Hot 4 Hill out of the water. Hillary should really stay on Capitol Hill as the song says.

    July 11, 2007 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  2. Tom - Dedham, Mass

    Wow, electing a president has sunk to this level? No wonder this knucklehead got elected twice, we talk more about this junk than issues.

    This wil get a ton of airtime and her views (or lack of coherent ones) will be overlooked.

    July 11, 2007 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  3. Betsy C. Douglas, GA

    I think videos like these are an embarrassment to the United States. It is made even worse by the fact that these videos will actually influence our presidential election by turning it into a popularity contest, not by whose political stance you agree with, but by which presidential candidate has the best looking partially clothed girl with the best body on YouTube. I think it is shameful that things like this actually influence our country's presidential elections. I think it is made even worse by the fact that you cannot find a respectable news station that will not air videos like these, which have no real political meaning, but are for 'entertainment' and ratings. Isn't that what we have shows like 'Entertainment Tonight' for? To show us all of the mindless things taking place in the world and distract us from what is actually important by placing 'hot' bodies on the air to influence our beliefs and gain stronger ratings for themselves? It would be easy to tell people like me to simply not tune in to such stories; however, it is forced upon those who actually care about the world and this country because there is no legitimate news station that does not show such atrocious 'news' stories, which must be for the sake of winning more viewers, because it is certianly not for politically educational purposes. How embarrassing.

    July 11, 2007 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  4. Jason, Columbia, SC

    So political discourse in this country has become hotornot.com now?

    Well, anything's better than swift boat 527 ads.

    July 11, 2007 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    I'm actually ashamed that "this" is considered "NEWS". Pathetic!!!

    July 11, 2007 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  6. Pixie, Murfreesboro, TN

    Agree w/all of you guys. I don't mind humor in a campaign, but to dumb it down to this level is an insult to all potential voters. Why not just have Paris Hilton campaign for you if you're gonna have this idiocy.

    July 11, 2007 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  7. Rob, New York City

    Betsy, stop taking yourself so seriously. This is called freedom of speech in the digital age. If you don't like it, don't watch it.

    If people are dumb enough to vote on propaghanda alone then they will do so whether propaghanda is taken to the next level like here, or whether it is kept in its more traditional sphere. (like fear mongering for example)

    The people who vote on the issues will continue to do so.

    Moreover, have you forgotten most Americans choose not to vote anyway?

    July 11, 2007 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  8. Sean, Phoenix, AZ

    Considering how difficult it is to get people to vote in this country, this doesn't surprise me.

    Heh, nobody wants to make voting and thus political involvement, a requirement for US citizens. IE, nobody wants to be forced to have to vote by law, but this does make you wonder if the validity of the idea isn't sound.

    July 11, 2007 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  9. Richard, Ewing, NJ

    Most ridiculous. The sad thing is that these stupid video will get significantly more air time than presidential debates. We, as a society, are responsive for these craps.

    July 11, 2007 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  10. Tallahassee, FL

    This is great video....but then I am a male that will vote for Hillary period...since "War is not Working" lets let Hillary & Bill get us back on track.


    July 11, 2007 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  11. john, NJ

    the campaign trail is a serious issue, and its videos like these that lighten the tension of the whole process. I think the hillary video was great and people need to understand the concept of a joke. One video does not make the united states become an embarassment, we should be more embarassed of the people who run the country at this point in time than a funny video about the campaign trail.

    July 11, 2007 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  12. Tizzle, Des Moines, IA

    Barack Obama may be against the war, but at the same time, he supports creating a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants as do most 2008 Presidential Candidates. Is that fair? Is that safe? Is that good for the economy? Apart from Mitt Romney almost all candidates are supporting creating a path for citizenship for illegal immigrants. My question is what happens to the legal foreigners here on different visas? They are applying for a green card and have to wait 8-10 years before they get it while they could quite simply cross the border and cross back illegally and get citizenship if this bill is passed. Are these politicians crazy? What’s wrong with the 2008 Presidential Candidates? Can’t they hear the voice of the people any more? I looked and researched and did a 2008 Presidential Candidates comparison and to tell you the truth, I don’t know who to vote for. While Barack Obama is the most charismatic, Hillary Clinton seems to be the stronger of the two. Then there are the Republicans who have simply lost my faith after Bush. So in the end, we are stuck. No matter what happens, the American public is going to be in trouble one way or another.

    July 11, 2007 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  13. DJ, Los Angeles

    Yeah I agree...this is absurd. First the transgender firefighter story, now this?

    These stories are getting ridiculous and are almost as bad as the Paris Hilton media circus.

    July 11, 2007 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  14. Rick, Kansas City MO

    Why would you ever vote for Hillary if your against the war?

    July 11, 2007 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  15. Patricia Gonzalez, Miami, FL

    I have to admit that this is original and also very funny. I think it's better than the Obama video. GO HILLARY!!!!

    July 11, 2007 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  16. Jimmy, CT

    This video and the the Obama video are just biproducts of the digital age.

    I agree with Rob, people need to stop taking it so seriously, why can't people just view it light-heartedly the way it is intended to be viewed.

    Not to mention, at least this will give potential voters an idea of who's even running - I hate the idea of people who vote just based on bipartisan politics - Think for yourself, don't just be a mindless drone to red and blue. I find it ridiculous to think that everyone is divided right down the middle. There are people who vote that don't know whether we invaded Iraq or Iran, of course none of this applies to anyone reading, but you get the basis of my argument.

    We have much bigger problems with the way people vote in this country than videos like this - while some may think videos like this are part of the problem - its really dependent on your perspective and the way you choose to view it.

    July 11, 2007 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  17. John S., Chicago, Illinois

    Does Clinton have no Shame? What a pathetic attempt. Isnt it bad enough having everyone know she is only still with her husband for her career? But now she has to have people fake interest in her on a level that she only wishes were true.

    July 11, 2007 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  18. Mary Holland, MI

    For those of you who continue to complain about CNN's political stories...The only way the powers that be at CNN will stop submitting silly blog reports like this is if no one comments on them. Do your complaining somewhere else–email CNN.

    July 11, 2007 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  19. Victoria- Corning, NY

    For a long time, college students and recent graduates have shyed away from politics. This is showing that more people from a younger age group are getting more involved. Videos like this on youtube will definitely going to get some more students and recent graduates interested!!

    July 11, 2007 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  20. Marc, Seattle

    Rick, you would vote for Hillary to get us out of this stupid war. I'm completely against this war, have been from the start and I will proudly vote for Hillary so that we can get this traggic mistake behind us and move on with the business of OUR COUNTRY.

    July 11, 2007 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  21. Maria E., Escondido, CA

    Can Hillary's campaign come up with ONE original idea... please???

    Everything from that lame, insipid theme song to the most blandest whitewashed version of the Sopranos. yuck.

    Obama's campaign is running on the creativity and originality of its supporters. Hillary's campaign is a day late and a dollar short (or $10 million short)

    July 11, 2007 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  22. Rich, Seattle WA

    Ha! I liked the ObamaGirl one way more.

    I think it's cool people are doing this. Plus, it's young people who are finding out about politics in new ways. Plus it's way more interesting than hearing the candidates say the same things over and over. Plus, like it or not, it is news if millions of people are finding out about canddiates in a new way.

    Long live Obama Girl!

    July 11, 2007 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  23. Woody, DeBary FL

    You all have to be kidding! Such serious rebuffs over a couple of hot chicks doing what gets most hot chicks noticed – BEING HOT!!!

    It is not a political statement but a moral statement! Girls flaunting what they GOT!!! If you want a political spin spot, watch THE VIEW or Wolf Blitzer...if you want fun, watch videos like this!!

    July 11, 2007 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  24. Danielle Clarke Phila pa vietnam vet

    Thats the truth. Bush clinton bush clinton is all about the war machine while they take apart the military and install mercenaries who get paid through no bid contracts.

    As for the video i guess if it gets those who watch stupid TV to get involved then so be it. However, its such a shame how our citizens watch all that dumb TV and miss out on cspan where today the house got 49 republicans to join the democrats to help educate our youth. They sure need it. 🙁

    and hey what is wrong with Barack accepting a transgender firefighter? I think it shows his openess to all kinds of people.

    July 11, 2007 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  25. Gregg, Santa Monica, CA

    I totally agree with "Woody". Lighten up people. This thing is hilarious, and citing the 4 horsemen doesn't exactly enhance your credibility "J".

    This video rocks– really made me laugh, and turned around a bad day.

    July 11, 2007 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
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